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Opening the Garden to Visitors

by Yvonne Barton
photographs by Yvonne Barton

Photographs to illustrate the article published in The Mediterranean Garden No. 90, October 2017

A humorous look at handling and enjoying groups of visitors to your garden.
Yvonne Barton has a glorious garden in central Italy. Look at the selection of her photographs below and tell me you wouldn’t like to take advantage of one of her open days!

Yvonne leading a group around an area of the garden with narrow paths – our vineyard in the far background

Foot-sore visitors gazing out across the pond with Paul’s Himalayan Musk in the background

Looking back across the swimming pond with Paul’s Himalayan Musk on the right, Seven Sisters rose, Rosa multiflora var. platyphylla, in the middle, Ghislaine de Feligonde to the left and Zéphirine Drouhin on the far left

Visitors admiring a dark purple/pink elderflower, Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’

Planted area behind the house

Euphorbia reflected in the pond

Gravel garden at the entrance to the property

Area below the house that used to be lawn and before that a vegetable plot

Planting around olive trees alongside the pond

Entrance to the garden below the house

Terraced gardens on hillside viewed from across the pond

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